Sales were disappointing. Part of the problem was that it wasn’t just documents that stuck to the board’s surface; dust did, too. Perhaps more importantly, there just wasn’t much demand for a better bulletin board.
Yesterday's New York Times, citing a 2005 article in the magazine The Rake relating an early misfire in the product development of the Post-it Note -- a bulletin board that was covered with the "underachieving adhesive."
I imagine someone's already explored Post-it notes as an antecedent modality to text messaging. So I'll steer you to the lovely expressions of the Post-it Note Art Posse Flickr Group instead »